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Myths on SIBO Treatment

The 3 common questions on SIBO treatment and answers that may surprise you: Q 1. Don’t we need antibiotics for SIBO as low fermentable carbohydrate diets do not “eradicate” an overgrowth in the small intestine? Q 2. I am worried about being on low-FODMAP, low-carb diet, Fast Tract Diet, etc. for a long time because [...]

SIBO Treatment: Antibiotics or Diet?

Antibiotics alone, diet alone or the combination of the two will not cure SIBO unless your specific underlying cause(s) are identified and addressed. However, a science-based diet that limits ALL fermentable carbohydrates should be used as the first line therapy over antibiotics  because: The diet approach is safe and provides a durable response Your underlying [...]

LPR Diet – Why PPIs Do Not Work for LPR (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux)?

Question Is it safe to use a PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor) over the short term to determine if I actually have LPR as opposed to chronic sinus infection? Also, if it is (reflux-related) LPR, is it necessary to go on medication? My doctor keeps telling me that it would be worse to have acid in [...]

What Do Gut Bacteria And Diet Have To Do With Parkinson’s Disease?

A clear link between gut bacteria and Parkinson’s disease (PD) has been established by Caltech researchers led by microbiologist, Sarkis Mazmanian. The study published in the Dec 1, 2016 issue of Cell sheds new light on PD for researchers investigating effective treatments for this incurable central nervous system disorder. One of the leading areas of [...]

Diet over Drugs: 3 Step Plan for IBS, Diarrhea, Constipation, Bloating and Acid Reflux

Are you familiar with the term, Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGIDs)? Don’t let this five-letter acronym intimidate you. It simply refers to conditions or symptoms affecting the digestive tract for which no structural problem or biochemical cause is observed by standard testing such as endoscopy, imaging or blood tests. These are some examples of FGIDs: Irritable [...]

GERD diet that works without drugs

This is the final article of a four part series on acid reflux and GERD. Read the first article on the underlying cause, the second article on the myths of H. pylori and low stomach acid being the major causes and the third article on the main stream medical treatments. Online dietary advice for GERD is often [...]

What Really Causes Acid Reflux and GERD?

This is the first article of a four part series on acid reflux and GERD. Read the second article on the myths of H. pylori and low stomach acid being the major causes, the third article on the main stream medical treatments and the final article on the myths of trigger foods and a GERD diet that works [...]

SIBO Diets and Digestive Health – It’s about Fermentable Carbohydrates

What is the most effective SIBO diet? Since releasing my first book in the Fast Tract Digestion book series on Heartburn which linked chronic acid reflux to Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), I have received many inquiries about using the Fast Tract Diet to treat other SIBO-related conditions such as IBS (update: Fast Tract Digestion IBS / Fast [...]

Like FODMAP But Easier?

"LIKE FODMAP BUT EASIER?" is the title of the "service evaluation" on the Fast Tract Diet conducted by Mike Sweeney, Registered Dietitian in Leicester, UK and his colleagues enrolling new IBS patients referred by general practitioners in their general dietitian clinics. What Motivated Mike to Do the Evaluation Patients had to wait at least six months and in [...]

Can You Treat SIBO and IBS Without Antibiotics?

I had an opportunity to connect with Josh Sabourin, the publisher of SIBO Survivor to discuss the options for treating SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) in people who: Can’t tolerate antibiotics Fail to get better on antibiotics Just choose not to take them NOTE: Refer to the end of this page [...]

Can SIBO Diets Alone Restore a Healthy Microbiota?

“When it comes to SIBO, I have heard SIBO diets are more about managing symptoms. Is it possible, with diet alone to selectively starve the bacteria causing the problem while allowing the good bacteria to increase in order to achieve a balanced microbiota?” Although this is an interesting question, and I receive many like this, the [...]

Chew on this – SIBO, IBS, LPR and Fast Tract Diet

I wanted to share a great chat I had with Ashleigh @ Paleo Magazine Radio on iTunes & libsyn. Key Points From This SIBO, IBS, LPR and Fast Tract Diet Episode Are: Drug and antibiotic free Fast Tract Diet. Current debates in gut health research (SIBO | LIBO). How does SIBO differ from IBS? Some of the symptoms [...]

Success Through Understanding Root Cause

Client testimonial for addressing reflux by Joe Quigley, Pittsburgh, PA For 15 years I have struggled with chronic reflux.  I have been to many doctors and specialists and have taken large ongoing doses of H2 blockers and PPI medicine over this period of time.  The medicine would work for a while but I would have to [...]

Is SIBO A Risk Factor For Parkinson’s Disease?

In a recent article, I talked about new research linking alterations in our gut microbiota to Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Since then, I was approached by one of the members in the Fast Tract Diet Discussion Group on Facebook asking “my dad has PD. What I don't understand from the article is: are people with SIBO [...]